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2 d2 dbaronxbaronx posted:
Municipal Building surveyor or private

alwayslearning Who did you go with for your surveyor? We are going to build in Truganina and looking for recommendations.

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Heartlands Estate, Tarneit VIC

As far as I understand, building envelopes are defined by the council and the estate just focuses on the design guidelines.

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Heartlands Estate, Tarneit VIC

fat32bit How big is your block ? Is it just your block or is it the entire stage? Might be worth sharing the engineering…

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

karthik In my opinion, a conventional Raft slab done right will always be better than a waffle slab.

3 months3 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Hi all, sorry I've been under the pump lately and haven't updated this thread.
We've decided to move away from Henley and have signed up with Urban Edge, mainly because the…

5 months5 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

They use a waffle pod slab which is essentially hollow polystyrene boxes with a thin layer of concrete on top. The main difference is the raft is dug into…

5 months5 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Just a quick update.. after multiple emails to the admin, we finally got a reply and to my surprise they have extended the 'pricing matrix' by just a month! From…

6 months6 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

keysomer Our Admin is the same - she would not respond to issues. We tried escalating it to her team lead, but again -…

6 months6 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

JustMia Our tender appointment was on 10th October. We got some pricing after 2 weeks via email, but some items were missing, so we…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Yep unfortunately we signed up just before price-rise.
If the build gets pushed out, I'll definitely fight for it.. our lot has already been titled and they can start anytime…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

No.. no dates for contract yet ! They say it'll be 4 weeks from when Tender is signed as it takes that long for the contract drawings. Last time…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Our build has been delayed even further with Henley now cancelling our Contract appointment. Admin recons the drawings won't be ready in time .. we still had 3 weeks to…

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Homes

1200 wide would be a Pivot door.. ? That's standard pricing for a Pivot door.. We have opted for just standard hinged doors.

7 months7 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Homes

Hi all.. Did any of you opt for front double doors in the reserve range ? If so, how much did they quote you ?
Reserve range includes one timber (stained)…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Help.. Front setback on an angled block

Thanks algernon for taking the time explaining it so well. It makes sense why they would use the measurements against the orientation.
Our next door…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Wow.. that's cheap man !
Are you building in the west too ? Our soil test came in as P classification for Waffle & H2 for Raft.
My neighbor also built the…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Yes ! that's certainly a blessing in disguise & I'm hoping it doesn't delay the contracts.
We paid $21,698 for fixed site costs plus an additional $3,026 for Council & OH&S…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Help.. Front setback on an angled block

I did check on that with the builder and they said it'll be us taking that up with the council and would delay the build.
We are not too fussed about…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Finally.. we have confirmation from Henley that it will be a Raft slab. But the saga doesn't end !
Had our Tender appointment and there were too many changes for the…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Help.. Front setback on an angled block

Hi all,
We are building a house in Melbourne (West - Wyndham Council) and the garage setback is supposed to be 5.5 meters from the street (eaves can encroach this)
As our…

Help.. Front setback on an angled block
8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

The soil test and has been carried out and identified the following two slab options;

Slab on ground (Conventional Stiffened Raft) - H2/E classification
Waffle Raft Slab System - P classification
Tried getting…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Another external colors dilemma - new build

Hi all, I need help with my external color selections - mainly around selecting the right render color.
Below is the facade with the rendered section in brown

And below is our…

8 months8 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Homes

Zee1308 There will be a cost associated with it, but the HIA contract gives you the full right to make changes - at a…

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Homes

Any recommendations for inspectors in Melbourne (West) ?

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

stayxtrue Saw Sahara 40 over the weekend at Upper Point Cook. Really loved the plan..
The biggest hit for us price-wise are:
Ensuites to bed…

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

stayxtrue pEast We are going to Cosham next week, so I will certainly try selling it to high…

9 months9 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

stayxtrue Your plan is very similar.. we also liked the emperor, but the inclusions of Reserve range at the price point won us over.…

10 months10 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

karthik Dorai we are next to Allura .. in Gateway
If you paid your initial deposit before the price rise then your price should be…

10 months10 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

kamiabhi Current cost is sitting at $430K .. we haven't gone through colors & tender yet so I'm thinking it'll finish at 450-460.
Will keep…

10 months10 monthsbaronxbaronx posted:
Henley Reserve - Cullen 45 .. Build Cancelled !

Hi ab_baby .. Keeping our fingers crossed with Henleys.
Happy for you to send me a PM if you need any info offline

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